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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE with a NEAR
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London - The Hogarth Press, 1966 Book. FINE with a NEAR. Hardcover. First edition.. A smart first edition of this novel by William Sansom. Dustjacket designed by Sally Egan. William Sansom (18 January 1912 20 April 1976) was a British novelist, travel and short story writer known for his highly descriptive prose style. Condition: In a black cloth binding, with original clipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Dustwrapper is smart also, with just some marks to the rear panel. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE with a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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  • Book condition: Very Good
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New York - Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright, scarce, early New Yorkedition of Andrew's Latin-English Lexicon. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Scarce. Ethan Allen Andrews, 1787 1858, was an American educator. He was born in Connecticut and graduated at Yale in 1810. He practiced law for several years, then was professor in the University of North Carolina of ancient languages, after which he taught at New Haven and Boston. He published a number of Latin grammar textbooks and in 1850 a Latin-English lexicon, based on Freund which went through many revisions and came to be known as Harper's Latin Dictionary in 1907. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The hinges are starting. The front inner hinge is strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing, with some loss to the spine leather. Internally the pages are bright with scattered background spots throughout. There is an ink signature to a front endpaper. ... Read more

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Lieber Eliensis

E. O. Blake, Ph.D.

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London - Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1962 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Lieber Eliensis Volume XCII from the Camden Third Series. Edited for the Royal Historical Society by E. O. Blake, Ph. D. In Latin with an introduction inEnglish. The Lieber Eliensis (sometimes Historia Eliensis or Book of Ely) is a 12th-century English chronicle and history, written in Latin. Composed in three books, it was written at Ely Abbey on the island of Ely in the fenlands of eastern Cambridgeshire. Ely Abbey became the cathedral of a newly formed bishopric in 1109. Traditionally the author of the anonymous work has been given as Richard or Thomas, two monks at Ely, one of whom, Richard, has been identified with an official of the monastery, but some historians hold that neither Richard nor Thomas was the author. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart but with fading and marks to spine and minor wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with institutional labels and ink stam ... Read more

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Nouvelle Pratique: Medico-Chirurgicale

E. Brissaud, A. Pinard, P. Reclus (and many collaborators)

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Paris - Masson et Cie, Editeurs, 1911 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition Volume One of Nouvelle Pratique: Medico-Chirurgicale. douard Brissaud (15 April 1852, Besanon 20 December 1909) was a French physician and pathologist. He was taught by Jean Martin Charcot at Piti-Salptrire Hospital. He had interests in a number of medical disciplines including motion disturbances, anatomy, neurology and psychiatry. He died of a brain tumour, aged 57. Adolphe Pinard (4 February 1844 1 March 1934) was a French obstetrician who was a native of Mry-sur-Seine. He practiced medicine in Paris, where he was an assistant to tienne Stphane Tarnier (18281897) and a professor of obstetrics. In 1895 he invented a special stethoscope for listening to fetal activity. Illustrated throughout with plates and engravingsto accompany the informative text. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally excellent with just minor shelfwear only, most notably to the spine. Internally firmly bou ... Read more

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A Royal Warren

C E Robinson

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London - The Typographic Etching Company, 1882 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. An illustrated work of the British countryside. Locations are mostly coastal areas including Wareham and Stoborough, Corfe Castle, Swanage Bay, Lulworth and Seacombe. Illustrated, with ten plates and numerous vignettes. Withetchings by Alfred Dawson. Dawson was a marine and landscape painter. He regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy. Collated, complete. Accompanying text on the different locations byC E Robinson. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the front board and spine. Externally, very smart. Bumping to the extremities, especially to the top right corner. Minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. A small amount of very light rubbing to the joints. A few marks to boards, especially the rear. Gift inscription to the front pastedown dated 1883. Internally, firmly bound. Some offsetting to endpapers. Pages are generally bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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James Boswell

C E Vulliamy

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London - Geofrey Bles, 1932 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A comprehensive biography of Scottish biographerJames Boswell. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. With a portrait frontispiece of Boswell. This text discusses Boswell's life, his character as well as his relationship with Doctor Johnson. Written by C E Vulliamy, who also wrote biographies on Voltaire, Wesley and Rousseau. Condition: In original black cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, excellent with minor bumping to the head of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with spotting to the foredge and throughout. OVERALL: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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C From 29th August 1882 to 14 October 1932, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremely scarce history of the Freemasonry lodge 'St George's Lodge'. A fascinating Masonic reference text, from a masonic library. The first and only edition of this history, which traces the history of Lodge No 1958 from 1882 to 1932. Compiled by C E Warren the secretary of the lodge. With a foreword by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Sir Thomas Bramsdon. From the library of the 'Lodge of Harmony', Fareham. This lodge was first warranted in 1796 and is lodge no 309. The lodge of Harmony merged with moderns to become the United Grand Lodge of England. Written for the fiftieth jubilee of the lodge, this early history is a unique opportunity to learn more about Masonic tradition at the turn of the century. Condition: In the original cloth biding. Externally, very smart with light shelfwear to the front board and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very b ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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1898. In Two Volumes., 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The scarce first edition of this history of the Lieutenant-Governors of British India between 1854 and 1898. This work delves into the key events during this period and discusses the individuals who were in charge of various parts of the British Raj. A very scarce first edition, published by S K Lahiri and Co. The second edition was published by a different publisher's in Calcutta. Illustrated, with fourteen plates across both volumes. Written by Charles Edward Buckland, an author of several historical works regarding India. He also penned a 'Dictionary of Indian Biography'. He worked for the Indian Civil Service. This work discusses Sir Frederick James Halliday, Sir John Peter Grant, Sir Cecil Beadon, Sir William Grey, Sir George Campbell, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Ashley Eden, Sir Augustus Rivers Thompson, Sir Steuart Colvin Bayley, Sir Charles Alfred Elliott, Sir Alexander Mackenzie and events that surrounded their role as Li ... Read more

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London - Nisbet and Co. Ltd., 1921 Book. Good. Hardcover. A copy of this History of the Twentieth (Light) Division by Captain V. E. Inglefield. With an Introduction by Lieut. -General the Earl of Cavan. With numerous illustrations, and a Frontispiece of Major-General W. Douglas Smith. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There is some evidence of previous damp staining. Spine is faded, and slightly cocked. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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Gimlet's Oriental Quest

Captain W. E. Johns

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: VERY GOOD INDEED
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Leicester - The Brockhampton Press, Ltd., 1948 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of Gimlet's Oriental Quest by Captain W. E. Johns. With illustrations, and a coloured Frontispiece. William Earl Johns (5 February 1893 21 June 1968) was an English pilot and writer of adventure stories, usually written under the pen name Captain W. E. Johns although he never held that rank. He is best remembered as the creator of the ace pilot and adventurer Biggles. Condition: In a green cloth binding in an unclipped dustwrapper in an acetate protective covering. Externally, smart. Dustwrapper is generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in aNEAR FINEdustwrapper..

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The Two Mrs Abbotts

D.E.Stevenson

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: NEAR FINE in a g
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ondon- Collins, 1943 Book. NEAR FINE in a g. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of this work by D. E. Stevenson. First edition, first impression. Dorothy Emily Stevenson, was a Scottish author, well known for her light romantic style of novel. The Two Mrs Abbotts is the thirdand final novel in the Miss Buncle series of books. Stevenson is perhaps best known for her Mrs Tim Christie series of novels. Condition: In a purple cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition, with just a few light marks to the boards. Spine slightly sunned. Ink inscription dated Christmas 1943 to front free endpaper. Dustwrapper is sound, with some chipping and closed tears to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Small loss to the front of the wrap. Tidemarks to the rear of the wrap. Handling marks and creasing to the wrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean, with just some marginal age toning, due to paper used. Overall: NEAR FINE in a GOOD dustwrapper.

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Machiavels Discourses

E D (Translator), Niccolo Machiavelli

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London - Thomas Paine for William Hills and Daniel Pakeman, 1636 Book. Hardcover. Niccolo Machiavelli'spoliticalhistory workDiscourses on Livy. This is the first English translation of this work. Translated by Edward Dacres, a prominenttranslator of Machiavelli's works. Collated, complete. A very scarcecopy of this work. Would make a good copy once rebound, rarely seen at all and usually in very poor state. Discourses on Livy is a philosophicalpolitical history. It was written in the early 16th century and was first published posthumously in 1531. The work discusses Livy's Ab Urbe Condita which discuss the expansion of Rome through the end of the Third Samnite War. Niccolo Machiavelli was a Florentine Renaissance historian, politician, humanist, philosopher andauthor. Condition: In a contemporary calf binding. Externally, worn. Severe loss to the backstrip and to the boards. Patches of rubbing to what remains of boards. Evidence of some previous repair to the joints and boards. Front joint and hin ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> The Clarendon Press : Oxford, 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A smart two volume set of this interesting work regarding the development of secular poetry. The first edition. Complete in two volumes. With the ink stamp for Sion College, Embankment, a college for Anglican clergy to the title page of both volumes. This work discusses secular poetry from across Europe during the Middle Ages. There are chapters on French poets, Italian poets, The Carolingian Revival and more. Written by F. J. E. Raby, a noted scholar who wrote a number of works regarding Latin poetry including 'The Oxford Book of Medieval Latin Verse'. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally very smart with just some bumping to the head and tail of the spine resulting in some slight loss to the cloth of volume two at the head of the spine. Slight fading to gilt crest on spine of both volumes. A few light marks to the boards. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some ... Read more

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Jane's Fighting Ships 1943-4

Francis E McMurtrie

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/font>, 1943 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 1943-4 copy of Jane's Fighting Ships, a popular and encyclopedic reference work on naval ships. Fighting Ships was an annual reference book providing information on the world's warships. It is arranged by nation and includes information on ship's names, dimensions, armaments, silhouettes and even photographs. John Frederick Thomas Jane, known as Fred T Jane, was the founder of this work. He was an avid miniatures wargamer and decided to catalogue all warships and armaments as a supplement to a wargame he designed. This edition is edited by Francis McMurtrie. Condition: In the original full cloth binding with bumping to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Light rubbing to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Rear hinge is strained. Front hinge is tender and may detach with further handling. First leaf is chipped with small amount of loss and some creasing. Small hole to the second leaf. Internally, firmly bou ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Virtue, Hall and Virtue : London, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An extremely scarce set of the complete original twenty one parts (in twenty) of Frank E Smedley's novel 'Lewis Arundel or the Railroad Life'. In the original wraps and held in a charming clamshell box by Zaehnsdorf. Illustrated with forty-two plates across all parts, including the vignette title page and frontispiece. Illustrations are by noted Victorian artist, Hablot Knight Browne or 'Phiz'. Phiz frequently illustrated works by Charles Dickes, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth. The first edition of this novel in printed form. It had previously been serialised in 'Sharpe's London Magazine'. Vanishingly scarce to find all twenty-one parts in the original wraps, particularly in this condition. Written by Francis Edward Smedley, an English novelist and noted periodical contributor. He is probably best known for his novel 'Harry Coverdale's Courtship'. Collated, complete. Sev ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Virtue, Hall and Virtue : London, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A presumed first edition of this famous work by Frank E Smeldey Undated as called for and consistent with the 1855 first edition. With an ink inscription from 1856. Complete with 28 plates, a frontispiece and an illustrated title page, all by Phiz. Francis Edward Smedley was an English novelist. This is one of his best known works though he was also very popular for his contributions to Sharpe's London Magazine, which were published in book form as 'Frank Fairlegh'. Phiz was the pseyduonym for English illustrator and artist Halbot Knight Browne, best known for his illustrations of the works of Charles Dickens. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with light rubbing and slight lifting to marbled paper. Book is slightly cocked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with marginal spotting and handling marks throughout. Ink signature to front blank dated 1856. Overall Conditi ... Read more

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ont> Virtue, Hall and Virtue : London, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early one volume edition of Frank E Smedley's novel. Undated, dated using Copac. Illustrated throughout with numerous designs by Phiz, aka Hablot K Browne. This novel is one of Frank E Smedley's best known works. It was first issued in 1855. This is a one-volume edition of the work. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the paper covered boards. Further light rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Bumping to the extremities. Light rubbing to the raised bands. Front hinge is strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Tidemark to the first few pages. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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A Century of Gunmen

Frederick E Watson

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sp;- London - Nicholson and Watson, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An historical work on American gunmen. With a vignette title page. A collection of essays originally posted in 'The Time Literary Supplement' which include 'The American Heritage', 'The Six-Shooter', 'The Western Gunman in Life and Literature', 'The Vigilantes', 'The Modern Gunman' and 'American Police'. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, smart with bumping to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Some marks to boards and minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with heavy spotting to the first and last few pages. Instances of scattered spots throughout. Order form for the book society ltd. loosely inserted. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: VERY GOOD in a G
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London - Heath Cranton, 1934 Book. VERY GOOD in a G. Hardcover. First edition.. A charming first edition of G E Collins'An Undistinguished Sportsman. Scarce in the pictorial dustwrapper. Followinga long life experience of field sports, G E Collins publishedthe tale of Bob Birkett - the poor sportsman whowas always down on his luck. Condition: In original unclipped dustwrapper with cloth binding. Externally, smart with handling marks and light bumping to bottom. Spotting ton front pastedown and title page. Dustwrapper, unclipped and age toned with sunning to spine. Bumping to top and chipping and lose to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with occasional spots to dedication page. Overall: VERY GOOD in a GOODdustwrapper..

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Spring at the Italian Lakes

George E.Thompson

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London and Liverpool - James Cornish and Sons, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce guide to the Italian Lakes by George E. Thompson with a black and white photograph to frontispieceand a further seven plates throughout. First edition. 'Written during visits to the Italian Lakes in search of the artistic and picturesque from a photographer's point of view. 'With previous owner's ink inscriptions to front free endpaper, title and preface. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd mark. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in one place. Generally bright and clean throughout but with the odd handling mark and slight marginal spotting to one plate. With some offsetting to endpapers and half title. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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